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Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth (Mazur/

The bishop says he would like both clergy and lay people to ‘review and develop our pastoral practice’

Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell (AP)

Pakistan’s government has announced that Koranic education will be compulsory for schoolchildren

Professor John Charmley

John Charmley said the university aimed to educate ‘the whole person, body and spirit as well as intellect’

Mayor Jim Kenney said the archbishop's comments were un-Christian (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Catholic League president Bill Donohue says the mayor is ‘misusing his public office’

Pope Francis prays at the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Cathedral of St Matthew the Apostle, Washington DC, in 2015 (AP)

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Giammarco Piacenti, CEO of the Piacenti restoration centre, stands in front of angel mosaics in the Church of the Nativity (CNS photo/CNS/Debbie Hill)

Restorers, after clearing away centuries of dirt, discovered the Church of the Nativity had a seventh mosaic

Police officers stand outside the emergency room at Baylor University Medical Center in the early hours of Friday (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Bishop Farrell has called the violence ‘heartbreaking’ and says the city is in shock

Italian journalists Gianluigi Nuzzi and Emiliano Fittipaldi embrace after leaving the final session of the so-called Vatileaks trial (Photo: CNS)

But Vatican judges acquitted an aide and said they did not have jurisdiction to try Italian journalists

Chicago Archbishop Blase J Cupich  (CNS photo/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

Archbishop will have significant influence over future episcopal appointments in the United States

Pilgrim holds a candle as she prays at the grotto at the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

A pilgrimage director has dismissed claims that Lourdes pilgrims will suffer following Britain’s withdrawal from the EU